Ham Radio Technician Training Class to be Offered October 8 & 9, 2016

 

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By Staff Reports

(Victorville)– The City of Victorville Office of Emergency Services & The San Bernardino County Fire Department- Emergency Communications Service is offering a Ham Radio Class on October 8 and 9 at Victorville City Hall.  This class is open to anyone interested in learning emergency communications techniques.

  • Fun Low-Stress Learning Environment.
  • No Morse Code is Required!
  • Learn Everyday and Emergency Communications Techniques.
  • Radio- to Radio and Repeater Operations.
  • Voice Over the Internet (use computers as a radio link).
  • Amateur Satellite Communications.
  • Live Demonstrations of How to Use a Radio.

*Please Note:  Although the class is fun and low-stress, it is an accelerated course.  As such, it is highly recommended that you read the study guide and book prior to attending the class to ensure your success.

When:      Saturday October 8 and Sunday October 9, 2016 (both days)

Where:     Victorville City Hall Conference Room D

14343 Civic Drive, Victorville, CA 92392

Time:        8:00 am – 6:00 pm (1/2 hour lunch)

Cost:         $35/person – Must be paid at least one week before class at the Victorville City Hall cashiers’

windows (14343 Civic Drive.  City Hall is open M-Th. from 7:30-5:30.

Testing:  The FCC Technician Exam will be offered as part of the class (96% pass rate).

A study guide is provided as part of the class.  There is also a book required for the class and may be purchased from Amazon or Ham Radio Outlet.

Technician Class 2014-18 FCC Element 2 Radio License Preparation – 8th Edition, by Gordon West, WB6NOA.

Pre-registration is required.  To register, please call Dana Wellborn, Emergency Management Coordinator at (760) 955-5232 or email dwellborn@victorvilleca.gov

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